Setting the Rate under WDS

Denis Vlasenko vda
Tue Mar 23 00:50:13 PST 2004

On Tuesday 23 March 2004 10:15, Chincogan Network Services Lists wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have a WDS link running over approx 19-20km using firmware 1.1.1/1.7.4
> and hostap-driver-0.1.2 and this is working fine I am seeing http
> throughput (wget) of about 400KB/s sustained for a 100mb file.
> doing an iwconfig it shows the rate as being 2mb? it there something broken
> in the reporting of this.

Yes. wds link (incorrectly) shows some part of iwconfig data
(it just tells data belonging to parent ap).

> wlan0     IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"Backbone"
>           Mode:Repeater  Frequency:2.412GHz  Access Point:
> 00:00:00:00:00:00 Bit Rate:2Mb/s   Sensitivity=1/3
>           Retry min limit:8   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
>           Encryption key:1234-1234-1234-1234-1234-1234-12   Security
> mode:restricted Power Management:off
>           Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
>           Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:21  Rx invalid frag:0
>           Tx excessive retries:1273  Invalid misc:2556743   Missed beacon:0

Is that your real key? ;)

> iwconfig wlan0 mode repeater
> iwconfig wlan0 essid Backbone
> iwconfig wlan0 channel 1
> iwconfig wlan0 key s:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> prism2_param wlan0 enh_sec 1
> prism2_param wlan0 max_wds 1
> prism2_param wlan0 wds_type 4
> prism2_param wlan0 other_ap_policy 1
> iwpriv wlan0 wds_add 00:00:00:00:00
> Also I am looking for any documentation on tuning the performance of this
> point to point link, I know its not far off now but I would like to get the
> max possible throughput.

400kb/s over 20km is already very good! You won't get significantly better.

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